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Important Steps: Maintaining and Protecting Your Mini-Split Heat Pump

Mini Split Maintenance

If you live in Boston, a ductless heat pump is a great option for heating your home in the winter. However, you need to properly care for it to ensure it lasts for many happy years. 

 

These systems are highly energy efficient and make a good addition to small or medium-sized homes. When you practice proper heat pump maintenance, you can keep efficiency high and lifespan long. Not doing maintenance could lead to the need for repairs that can be quite expensive.

What Sort of Maintenance Is Needed for a Heat Pump?

When you purchase a ductless heat pump, a manual should be provided. Many people never really look at the document, but it comes with information about the proper maintenance of your system. Take a look at it to find out maintenance steps and how often to carry them out. For those who have no manual, you can often download them online.

 

Regardless of the type of ductless heat pump you have, some maintenance is largely the same. For instance, indoor units will have a filter made of mesh. This protects the system and keeps dust, dirt, and debris from going into your home. However, dust can build up and make the filter less efficient. This means the heat pump needs to work harder to get to the temperature you want. After enough time, it could even cause damage to the unit itself.

 

In general, the filters should be cleaned each month. If you have pets, you may need to clean them more often due to their fur. However, this is a simple process. Use the manual to find and remove the filters. Then choose from two methods to do the actual cleaning.

 

You can use a vacuum to clean the filter quickly. The other option is to place the filter into soapy water to remove any build-up. After the filter has been cleaned, let it dry before putting it back in the unit. Not letting them dry can lead to the growth of mold. Either method works just as well so select the one you prefer.

 

The outdoor unit also needs to be maintained. Ice, snow, and leaves can cause issues so you should inspect the unit in the fall or after extreme weather. Brush away any leaves you see. If this happens a lot, you may need to trim the trees and plants in the area.

Do You Need a Professional Today?

Much of the routine maintenance for a ductless multi-split heat pump can be done on your own. However, you should bring in an expert to inspect things on an annual basis. They can handle the routine work as well as make a full inspection of the system. This involves checking and cleaning the condensate drains and condenser coils as well as making sure the system runs to the manufacturers’ specifications.


The experts at All Seasons Home HVAC are professionals who offer heat pump services in Boston and beyond. Reach out to us today so we can ensure your mini-split is running efficiently and effectively.

Much of the routine maintenance for a ductless multi-split heat pump can be done on your own. However, you should bring in an expert to inspect things on an annual basis. They can handle the routine work as well as make a full inspection of the system. This involves checking and cleaning the condensate drains and condenser coils as well as making sure the system runs to the manufacturers’ specifications.


The experts at Home Mechanics are professionals who offer heat pump services in Boston and beyond. Reach out to us today so we can ensure your mini-split is running efficiently and effectively.

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